A data-driven approach to the design of photovoltaic maximum power point tracking techniques using field transient data

Shibin Qin, Rodrigo Serna, Robert Carl Nikolai Pilawa Podgurski

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Abstract

Conventional approaches for photovoltaic maximum power point tracking (PV MPPT) design based on rule-of-thumb assumptions might not result in the optimal performance in the field. To improve the field performance of practical MPPT designs, this paper proposes a comprehensive approach to MPPT design driven by experimentally measured field data. The data on the dynamic behavior of PV panel I-V characteristics has been collected over a long period at a significantly higher rate than previously reported in the literature. This paper presents the measurement setup, the collected data and most importantly its design applications. The P&O method has been taken as an example to illustrate how this data can be applied to optimize a practical MPPT design in terms of tracking speed and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6629-6634
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467371506
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 2015
Event7th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Sep 20 2015Sep 24 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015

Other

Other7th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period9/20/159/24/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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